JB Van Hollen Tag Archive


  • Van Hollen: Hard on Voters, Soft on Hookers?

    MADISON, Wis. — Republican Attorney General JB Van Hollen continues to waste taxpayers funds on his partisan witch hunt against voters accessing the ballot box, while at the same time refusing to...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/24/2010
  • Van Hollen Record on Voter Integrity the Real Fraud

    JB Van Hollen claims there is widespread error but the conclusion after 18 months is 11 improper votes out of 3 million cast he’s either incompetent or a liar.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/29/2010
  • Two Years Later, Van Hollen Still Hunting for Evidence of Widescale Voter Fraud

    If ever the Republican Party needs a legal authority to execute its radical right-wing agenda, JB Van Hollen’s taxpayer-financed office is only a phone call away.

    Cody Oliphant, 06/23/2010
  • Van Hollen Gets Another ‘thumbs Down’

    When news outlets across the country caught wind of the latest in Attorney General JB Van Hollen’s partisan political agenda after we at One Wisconsin Now busted his office for coordinating with...

    Cody Oliphant, 05/13/2010
  • WMC Partner Begins Statewide Ad Campaign for Walker

    MADISON, Wis. — A special interest group that calls itself a partner of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) will begin spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on television starting Friday to promote...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/12/2010
  • Group Coordinating With Van Hollen on Health Reform Suit Funded by Health Insurance Industry

    The Republican State Leadership Committee, the 527 group that coordinated with Republican Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen, is largely funded by the health insurance and big pharmaceutical industries. Records show the...

    Cody Oliphant, 05/06/2010
  • Rove’s Latest Plot to Reclaim Power Snares Van Hollen

    Leave it to Karl Rove to blast away any doubt of the partisan motivation behind JB Van Hollen’s attempt to file suit to stop health insurance reform. Rove, former Republican Party Chair...

    Robert Doeckel, 05/05/2010
  • Scandal Growing Over Revelation Van Hollen Campaign Manager Included in Health Care Lawsuit Emails

    Another day, another damning revelation that the attempted lawsuit to thwart the will of the American people and stop the federal health reform act was an orchestrated plot whose motive was partisan...

    Scot Ross, 05/03/2010
  • Van Hollen Got $10,000 From GOP Campaign Group Consulted in Health Care Lawsuit Scandal

    Attorney General JB Van Hollen's campaign received a $10,000 campaign contribution from the RSLC, the same group his Deputy Attorney General consulted with days before seeking legal permission to file a Republican-concocted lawsuit to prevent enactment of the federal health reform act.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/27/2010
  • Van Hollen Documents Show DOJ-GOP Coordination on Health Reform Lawsuit

    MADISON, Wis. — The top deputy to Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen sought direction from a $57 million Republican campaign committee that supports Republican attorneys general leading up to the Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/26/2010
  • The $57 Million Smoking Gun on Van Hollen’s Health Care Lawsuit

    It’€™s not news to One Wisconsin Now that JB Van Hollen is a partisan hack. After all, this is the guy who not only tried to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters...

    Scot Ross, 04/26/2010
  • Van Hollen Supported Electronic Signatures for Law Enforcement, Opposes for Voters

    Attorney General JB Van Hollen is not only complicit in a deliberate disinformation campaign to reduce access to polls for eligible Wisconsin voters, but he is doing it with brazen hypocrisy.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/15/2010
  • Republicans Are Concerned About Unicorns, Not Expanding Access to Polls

    Republicans like Attorney JB Van Hollen say theyre against expanding access to the polls because a non-existent problem”voter fraud”will be carried out by non-existent groups”like ACORN. In reality, the Wisconsin Voter Protection...

    Cody Oliphant, 04/13/2010
  • Van Hollen Has Yet to Produce Records on Frivolous Health Reform Lawsuit

    Van Hollen said Lautenschlager’s recent public support for the Open Records Law should ensure her prompt response to his request. Just this week, Lautenschlager filed suit against a Republican legislator alleging he...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/08/2010
  • Candidate’ Van Hollen Repeatedly Attacked Federal Lawsuits

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen’s failing attempt to block health insurance reform through a partisan Republican lawsuit is in direct contrast to repeated criticisms Van Hollen made against...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/25/2010
  • One Wisconsin Now Requests Van Hollen-DOJ Communications on Partisan GOP Health Reform Lawsuit

    This is pure partisan politics and the people of Wisconsin have a right to these records. Taxpayers have a right to know who inside and outside of the state is conspiring to get Van Hollen to join this bogus lawsuit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/24/2010
  • Has Everyone Forgotten McCain Co-Chair Van Hollen’s Last Partisan Lawsuit?

    For the most part, JB Van Hollen does little more than put out occasional press releases about small settlements he’s collected and press releases about larger settlements begun under his predecessor. Oh,...

    Scot Ross, 03/24/2010
  • Progressive Alert: MacIver Institute’s Phony ‘Reporting’

    Over the past months, a staffer from the conservative MacIver Institute has been attending press conferences in Madison and Milwaukee, armed with a camera to take footage and attempt to get interviews...

    Scot Ross, 01/07/2010
  • Tax Foundation, Like WISTAX, Pals Around With AFP

    Much like the conservative Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, the DC-based Tax Foundation pushes out pro-conservative tax propaganda, but its rarely also identified by its conservative ideology. This fantasy of non-ideology is foisted on...

    Scot Ross, 09/24/2009
  • Harsdorf, Hraychuck Propose Bill to Collect +400k DNA Samples a Year

    According to this Office of Justice Assistance report, 415,543 arrests were made in 2008, equivalent to roughly 7% of Wisconsin’s 5.6 million population. About 100,000 of those arrests were of juveniles. Based...

    Anna Landmark, 09/22/2009
  • Wisconsin Judicial Commission Head to Gableman: You Lie

    At today’€™s hearing before the three-judge ethics panel convened to determine whether Supreme Court Justice Mike Gableman should be disciplined over a false (and racist) campaign ad he launched against then-Justice Louis...

    Scot Ross, 09/15/2009
  • A Very Narrow Interpretation of JB’s Openness

    Apparently the editorial board of the Wisconsin State Journal hasn’€™t made an open records request of Atty General J.B. Van Hollen recently. If they had, they might not be giving Van Hollen...

    Anna Landmark, 09/08/2009
  • Blogger Falls for Van Hollen’s Flip-flop on Domestic Partners

    Owen Robinson from Boots & Sabers was on WPR’s Week in Review to defend JB Van Hollen’s refusal to represent the state in its efforts to extend basic legal protections, such as...

    Cody Oliphant, 08/27/2009
  • Four Issues in Van Hollen’s Refusal to Defend the State on Domestic Partner Protections

    With Attorney General JB Van Hollen announcing last week he is refusing to perform the duties for which he was elected, four critical considerations must be made in judging his decision: 1....

    Anna Landmark, 08/24/2009
  • Van Hollen Plays Politics With Flip-Flop on Domestic Partner Protections

    “The Legislature or the governing body of a political subdivision or local governmental unit is not precluded from authorizing or requiring that a right or benefit traditionally associated with marriage be extended...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/20/2009
  • “Just a Mom” Town Hall Troll Really GOP Operative

    Heather Blish introduced herself to Rep. Steve Kagen’s Town Hall last week in true Sarah Palin fashion — holding her baby as prop and claiming she is “just a mom” with real...

    Robert Doeckel, 08/09/2009
  • Consumer Protection Roundup, Week of Aug. 3 – Aug. 8

    This past weekend was a busy one for consumer protection news in Wisconsin. As a part of a new regular installment, I’€™ll bring you a roundup of the most important news in...

    Robert Doeckel, 08/02/2009
  • US Supreme Court Speaks; Are Ziegler and Gableman Listening?

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Wisconsin Justices Annette Ziegler and Michael Gableman must disqualify themselves from hearing any cases involving Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. That is an oversimplification, but not...

    Bill Christofferson, 06/08/2009
  • Van Hollen’s Whining on DOJ Funds Ignores Cost of Partisan Lawsuit

    Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen is sobbing because his department was subject to some of the same agency cuts necessary to balance the state’s budget in light of the $6.6 billion...

    Scot Ross, 05/31/2009
  • Fly on the Wall at Rancho Reince

    For some reason, Wispolitics.com offered a lil’€™ nugget in its afternoon summary about noted minority vote suppressor and GOP state party chair Reince Priebus doing a planned closed-door meeting with ‘€œbusiness leaders...

    Scot Ross, 05/06/2009
  • The Walker Train Wreck: Day One

    Musings on Day One of Scooter Walker’s second ill-fated run for governor: *** Announcing first on Twitter and Charlie Sykes’s show was a stroke of genius — if you think the hard...

    Bill Christofferson, 04/27/2009
  • MJSs Major Miss on Firearm Story

    Yesterday our NRA-backed Attorney General, JB Van Hollen, claimed that openly carrying a firearm should not result in a disorderly conduct charge in a memorandum issued to Wisconsin’€™s district attorneys. Yesterday was...

    Cody Oliphant, 04/20/2009
  • Wisco AG Van Hollen Commemorates Columbine Tragedy by Calling for Less Gun Enforcement

    Its been exactly ten years since the horrific murders of 12 students and a teacher and wounding of 23 more victims at the Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado at the hands...

    Scot Ross, 04/19/2009
  • K12, Inc. Staff Supporting Fernandez Campaign

    MADISON, Wis. — Rose Fernandez, described in a recent newspaper article as “a nurse by training who has never held an education job,” received $1,350 in contributions from top personnel at the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/30/2009
  • Van Hollen Criticizes Corporate Lawsuits, Takes Credit for Corporate Lawsuit

    To read the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page (and I would try and avoid), Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen is a lone midwestern warrior who has drawn a line in the...

    Scot Ross, 03/29/2009
  • FernandezFiveMillion.com Details Network Involving Rose Fernandez, Private Education Advocates

    MADISON, Wis. — Rose Fernandez, former head of the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual Schools Families, is part of a network involving lobbyists, non-profit organizations, elected officials and even the law-breaking All Children...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/03/2009
  • Smoke Signals From Wispolitics?

    Ironically, I finished reading the Wispolitics.com weekly report today at 4:20, because a couple of the items led me to believe something wafting in the air over there is contributing to the...

    Scot Ross, 02/05/2009
  • With Mud Still on His Face, JB Throws in the Towel (for Now)

    The news is so big that if this blog were the Drudge Report, the headline would be bold, italicized, underlined, AND capitalized: today, the John McCain for President Campaign co-chair (and Wisconsin...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/14/2009
  • Milw. Assistant DA Bruce Landgraf: Making Voter Fraud a “Reality”

    Five. Five people remain under investigation for casting an improper ballot on Election Day in Milwaukee County. Five. Out of nearly 500,000 votes cast. And the crusade to criminalize voting continues. The...

    Robert Doeckel, 12/03/2008
  • MJS: Voter Fraud a Fairy Tale

    Wisconsinites have good reason to be proud as Wisconsin had the second-highest voter turnout among all fifty states in last week’€™s election. And Milwaukee County can rest easy that the election was...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/13/2008
  • Lautenschlager: Van Hollen Wants to Suppress Vote

    Now can we stop hearing the claim that by sending out 50 law enforcement agents to polling places Tuesday that Atty. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen is just doign what Peg Lautenschlager did...

    Bill Christofferson, 11/02/2008
  • Van Hollen Gets Schooled on Voter Rights

    From the moment that state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed his frivolous lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board (GAB) it was clear to any honest observer that it was without merit...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/22/2008
  • OWN Statements on Van Hollen Partisan Lawsuit Dismissal

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements after a judge today dismissed Attorney General JB Van Hollen’s partisan lawsuit against the state of Wisconsin. “Today’s...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/22/2008
  • WWJBD?

    It has certainly become an important question. Just Who Will JB Van Hollen Disenfranchise if the partisan lawsuit that he has filed is successful? According to the Government Accountability Board the answer...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/19/2008
  • Know-It-All AG Pleads for Partisan Case

    Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a legal brief with Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi on Wednesday. In it he asked the judge not to dismiss his partisan case against...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/15/2008
  • Nearly 3,000 Petitions Call for Van Hollen to Investigate Suspicious McCain/RPW Mailings

    MILWAUKEE — Nearly 3,000 Wisconsinites have signed a petition calling on Republican Attorney General and John McCain for President state co-chair JB Van Hollen to investigate suspicious absentee ballot mailings coming from...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/13/2008
  • Why Did Van Hollen Stay Off Predatory Lender Lawsuit?

    Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen refused to join a civil lawsuit along with 11 other states against one of the nation’s largest predatory lenders, which just netted a record-$8.4 billion settlement....

    Scot Ross, 10/06/2008
  • Van Hollen’€™s Partisan Plans Caught on Tape

    After Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed his frivolous lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board (GAB), he claimed that his motives were not partisan. He went on to claim that his...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/06/2008